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Oak Leaf Park campground has successful season

Oak Leaf Park Campground in Glencoe — which will be open for another two weeks due to unusually nice weather — has had another successful season, according to Assistant City Administrator Dan Ehrke.
The Oak Leaf Park Campground, which has brought in approximately $19,500 of revenue this season, was incredibly busy this summer with virtually every campsite booked up each weekend. “Our biggest booking months were June, May and July,” said Ehrke.
As an extra marketing initiative, the city added the Oak Leaf Park Campground to different travel websites (including Explore Minnesota) which brought in a lot of first-time campers as well as quite a few out-of-state visitors.
“We (citizens of Glencoe) don’t automatically think of going there to camp, but we had a lot of people who came here for the first time that absolutely loved it,” said Ehrke.
Ehrke attributes much of the campground’s success this season to Oak Leaf Park’s first-time campground host, Lee Weseman. Weseman is the first campground host the city has ever hired and, according to Ehrke, it worked out very well.
For more about the campground's season, see the Oct. 4 print edition of The Chronicle.